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LWF: Inverarity continues the Scottish march south

Published:  21 May, 2019

Scottish-based Inverarity Morton is using its second ever outing at London Wine Fair (LWF) to advance its focus on supplying the English trade, with a round of new agencies in its portfolio.

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Restaurant closures rise as high street pressures hit hard

Published:  21 May, 2019

The number of restaurants in Britain dropped by 2.8% in the year to March 2019, according to the latest Market Growth Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners.

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LWF: Brexit delay damaging UK's global wine hub reputation

Published:  20 May, 2019

The ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit is impacting on the UK's position as an international hub for wine, according to a panel of senior trade figures at the WSTA-backed opening industry briefing at London Wine Fair (LWF).

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Beaujolais on the up

Published:  20 May, 2019

Exports of Beaujolais to the UK rose 35% in volume and 9% in value year on year from February 2019, according to InterBeaujolais.

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Wine Society reveals new ‘Bin Series’

Published:  20 May, 2019

The Wine Society has launched a new series of own-label wine - the Bin Series.

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WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits goes live

Published:  20 May, 2019

The first courses for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) new Level 3 Award in Spirits are open for booking in the UK and USA.

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Beefsteak Club back on the buses

Published:  20 May, 2019

Beefsteak Club has brought back its ads on London Routemaster buses to coincide with the London Wine Fair and London Wine Week.

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Furleigh Estate reveals new “super premium” range

Published:  17 May, 2019

Furleigh Estate will release a new range of super-premium sparkling wines to coincide with English Wine Week, which takes place between Saturday 25 May and Sunday 2 June.

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Specialist wine importers launch new collective

Published:  17 May, 2019

A new collective of specialist wine importers - Spot - is set to launch at the London Wine Fair (LWF).

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The week that was

Published:  17 May, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on harpers.co.uk, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinions and features.

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Ruffino releases three new sustainable wines

Published:  17 May, 2019

Ruffino has “confirmed its commitment to environmental responsibility” by introducing three organic-certified wines, a Chianti, a Prosecco and a Pinot Grigio.

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Royal support for Ridgeview expansion

Published:  17 May, 2019

Ridgeview CEO Tamara Roberts and her team welcomed HRH Duchess of Cornwall yesterday for a tour of the estate as part of a Royal visit to cultural and gastronomic hot spots in East Sussex.

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C&C Wines wins exclusive UK Nino Negri agency

Published:  17 May, 2019

London-based importer/distributor C&C Wines has strengthened its Italian portfolio with the addition of premier Valtellina winery Nino Negri.

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Price rises ‘essential’ if South Africa industry to survive, warns leading producer

Published:  17 May, 2019

A leading figure in South African wine has issued a stark warning about the industry's future.

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Waitrose launches new “experimental” range of wine

Published:  16 May, 2019

Waitrose is launching nine new own label wines from “lesser-known” grape varieties.

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Berkmann reveals £14m expansion drive

Published:  16 May, 2019

Berkmann Wine Cellars has secured £14 million of backing from HSBC UK to support its overseas expansion plans.

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Mirabeau en Provence launch cans of rosé into Waitrose

Published:  16 May, 2019

Mirabeau-en-Provence has revealed the launch of Pret-a-Porter, a 13% abv rosé in a can, into 250 Waitrose stores on 20 May 2019. It will retail at £3.49.

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Thailand claims Bacardi Legacy 2019 crown

Published:  16 May, 2019

The 2019 Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition has been won by Ronnaporn Kanivichaporn from Bangkok, Thailand.

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Loire Valley Wines reveals marketing drive

Published:  16 May, 2019

Loire Valley Wines trade body has announced a new consumer marketing campaign for the UK - the Loire Bucket List.

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Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris to run simultaneously

Published:  16 May, 2019

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris have come together to move their 2020 exhibitions so they both run from 10 to 12 of February at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles.

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